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Lean hog futures are marginally mixed today, as April is 20 cents higher. The CME Lean Hog Index for 2/23 was at $77.39, down 34 cents vs. 2/22. Weekly data from the CFTC COT report show managed money adding 1,079 contracts to their net long position in hog futures and options from a week earlier. The USDA’s average pork carcass value is $81.16, down75 cents. The average belly primal price is $12.25 lower today, as the rest of the cuts are higher. National cash hog base prices averaged $67.05, down $1.52 with all prices reported between $63 and $70.In IA/MN prices were reported at $66.54, down $2.21; and in the WCB, prices are $2.06 lower at $66.71. Apr 17 Hogs are at $68.225, up $0.200, May 17 Hogs are at $74.000, up $0.025 Jun 17 Hogs are at $77.600, down $0.225
Live cattle futures are adding to last week’s gains in the Feb contract, as it is up $1.20. All other contracts are in the green as well, mostly 62.5 to 92.5 cents higher. Feeder futures are taking big gains into midday, as most contracts are higher by triple digits to take back Friday losses. The CME feeder cattle index was at $127.20 for 2/23, down 21 cents. Wholesale beef prices are higher in the morning report with choice boxes up $2.10 and select boxes averaging $1.61 higher. Choice is back over $200 for the first time since January 5, at $201.10 and select at $197.09. The USDA Cattle on Feed report on Friday showed Feb 1 COF 100.68% vs. last February. Placements in January were 11.35% higher than a year ago. Marketed cattle were 110.20% of January 2016. CFTC showed managed money accounts with a week/week reduction in their net long position in cattle futures and options for the third report in a row. As of Tuesday 2/21 it was 96,920 contracts net long vs. the 110,074 reported for 1/31. Feb 17 Cattle are at $124.950, up $1.200, Apr 17 Cattle are at $115.575, up $0.625, Jun 17 Cattle are at $105.775, up $0.925, Mar 17 Feeder Cattle are at $123.825, up $2.125 Apr 17 Feeder Cattle are at $123.350, up $1.800 May 17 Feeder Cattle are at $122.900, up $1.825